ERIC Number: ED236411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-22
Reference Count: N/A
Community Volunteer Service Act of 1983. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Family and Human Services of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session on S. 1129.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
These Congressional hearings contain testimony pertaining to the passage of the Community Volunteer Service Act of 1983. This bill would amend the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program to provide a more concrete mandate for the program; would have VISTA volunteers recruited locally and assigned to projects to alleviate poverty and poverty-related problems in their own communities; and would allow volunteers to make part-time, as well as full-time, commitments to the program. Included among the agencies and organizations represented at the hearing were the following: the American Association of Retired Persons, the National Association of Foster Grandparent Program Directors, the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, the ACTION Agency, the National Association of Senior Companion Project Directors, the National Association of RSVP Program Directors, and the Connecticut Department of Corrections. Also included in the hearings is the text of an article entitled "Senior Companions: The Unrecognized Resource for Long Term Care." (MN)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.